- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in blood vessel conditions (vascular specialists), blood vessel surgery (vascular surgeons), heart and blood vessel surgery (cardiovascular surgeons), and others have experience evaluating and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms and other types of aneurysms.
- Team approach. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in many areas work together to treat your condition.
- Efficient system. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate your condition and develop a treatment plan, often within a few days.
- Diagnostic tools. Mayo Clinic doctors use the most current imaging tests available to accurately diagnose thoracic aortic aneurysms and determine your treatment. Tests may include echocardiography, computerized tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other tests.
- Treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise and experience in treating thoracic aortic aneurysms using the most current endovascular surgery, open chest surgery, aortic root surgery and other treatment options.
- Vascular centers. Each Mayo Clinic location offers a vascular center staffed by trained doctors and nurses who have experience treating vascular diseases. Vascular centers include the Gonda Vascular Center at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and vascular centers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Florida.
- Research. Mayo Clinic doctors study potential diagnostic tests and treatments for thoracic aortic aneurysms and other vascular conditions and conduct clinical trials.
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